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Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 26 18:04:23 EDT 2018


Well, maybe they left out the apostrophe. Like "whose,"the usage of which
seemed to baffle many, it was an infrequent construction

But otherwise....

JL

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 2:31 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Usage pretty familiar to me from undergraduates forty years ago.
>
> Students routinely wrote "any of _our's_ children" aut sim. forty years
> ago?! I've heard and read, "She could be any of _our_ children," et sim.
> for all too long.
>
> Youneverknow.
>
> Remember the olden days when people used strange constructions like, "She
> could be the child of any one of us"?
>
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 11:02 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Usage pretty familiar to me from undergraduates forty years ago.
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 11:30 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > "She could have been any of our’s child."
> > >
> > > [Full disclosure: the writer is my second cousin, once removed.]
> > >
> > > --
> > > -Wilson
> > > -----
> > > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> > > come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> > > -Mark Twain
> > >
> > > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > > The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
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> >
>
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>


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